In '12, Welch model/singer-guitarist Matt Hitt, holed up in New York City, created a handful of demos and passed them to guitarist Jack Ridley and bassist Erik Snyder. As a result, the three formed a band and were later joined by drummer Lakis Pavlou.
The "Between Us Girls" EP arrived in early '13 and their first full-length album, on the Frenchkiss imprint, dropped nearly a year later. "Our live shows are a lot more aggressive," stated Hitt. "With the album, we wanted to create like a sort of layered, fleshed out live show."
The self-titled set featured the single "Luv, Hold Me Down."
"It's kind of pop, like a lot of the rest of the record, but lyrically ("Luv, Hold Me Down"), it's not as shiny as seems," Hitt explained. ""I wanted to illicit a response, but I want them (the audience) to get whatever they want from it."
2013 Between Us Girls EP